The PGA of America Statement on USGA and R&A's Proposed Rule 14-1b from Ted Bishop, President
Over the past few months The PGA of America has taken a vocal and active position which reflected the strong viewpoint of our PGA Professionals in opposing the USGA and R&A's proposed Rule 14-1b that would ban the anchored stroke. Today, the governing bodies indicated that they will proceed with the formal adoption of the rule.
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We are disappointed with this outcome. As we have said publicly and repeatedly during the comment period, we do not believe 14-1b is in the best interest of recreational golfers and we are concerned about the negative impact it may have on both the enjoyment and growth of the game. Growing the game is one of the fundamental purposes of The PGA of America.
Carolinas PGA HQ Staff Volunteers with Habitat for Humanity
Greensboro, NC Celebrates Carolinas PGA Week
Carolinas PGA Week will take place May 12-18
On the heels of Governor Pat McCrory’s proclamation of May 8 as “Golf Day in North Carolina” — to acknowledge the state’s $4.2 billion golf economy — Greensboro has proclaimed “Carolinas PGA Week” from May 12-18.
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On May 13, the Carolinas PGA Section will host an open house — including golf, of course — to celebrate the organization’s inaugural year in Greensboro. The CPGA moved its headquarters to Greensboro's famed Bryan Park from Myrtle Beach, S.C., and dedicated its new office building in April 2012.
Ferrell & Pierce Tie at River Landing
The fourth CPGA Assistants' Association event of the year was completed on Monday, May 20th at River Landing CC in Wallace, NC. Apprentice Professionals Chad Ferrell (Eagle Point GC) and Barry Pierce (Cedarwood CC) tied for 1st place with a score of 71 in the 18-hole stroke play tournament. Charlotte CC's Eric Reeves, PGA finished in a tie for 3rd and leads the Assistants' Association Player of the Year points standings.
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2013 CPGA Assistants' Association POY Standings
89th Carolinas Open presented by BB&T Raises $2,500 for the First Tee of the Triad
The Carolinas PGA Section is excited to announce that the 89th Carolinas Open, presented by BB&T, raised $2,500 to benefit the First Tee of the Triad. The Carolinas Open was held May 7-9, 2013 at Bryan Park Golf and Conference Center.
Since moving its office headquarters to Greensboro from Myrtle Beach, SC the CPGA has formed a continuing partnership with the First Tee of the Triad. Last month, CPGA staff members spent a Saturday morning volunteering at a First Tee clinic hosted at Gillespie Golf Course.
“It was a great day at Gillespie as we joined the First Tee staff, along with their volunteer coaches and local collegiate players, to have some fun. Additionally, there were parents & guardians who found time to sneak in a little instruction on the putting green. The City of Greensboro can be proud of their First Tee facility at Gillespie.”
PGA National News
Watson, Nicklaus Promote Tee It Forward
2014 U.S. Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson tells us why he's a proponent of Tee It Forward and 18-time Major Champion Jack Nicklaus says that Tee It Forward is a great way to play faster, score better and have more fun. Watch their video messages now.
Ticket Process Launched for the 2014 Ryder Cup
Practice Day tickets to the 2014 Ryder Cup in Scotland will be available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning Monday, June 10, 2013. For tickets to the competition days, fans must complete a two-stage process that includes registering a photograph, prior to applying for tickets when the application process opens on June 10.
A Rookie No More
Defending PGA Professional National Champion Matt Dobyns had a first-hand look at Sunriver (Ore.) Resort during Media Day. The PGA head professional at Fresh Meadow Country Club in Lake Success, N.Y., will lead a 312-player field, June 23-26, in the showcase event for PGA Professionals.
Kenmure Senior Open
Kenmure Country Club
Flat Rock, NC
May 30-31, 2013
Deadline: May 16
49th Toshiba / CBI NC Open
The Club at Irish Creek
June 4-6, 2013
Deadline: May 23
Rex Hospital Open
UNC Finley GC - Chapel Hill, NC
NC State Lonnie Poole GC - Raleigh, NC
June 17, 2013
Deadline: June 12
Greensboro CC (Irving Park)
June 17, 2013
Deadline: June 14
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